Monday, September 12, 2011

collective memory in bryant park.

bryant park 9/11/2011.  an interactive project by sheryl oring

a friend, john, was a member of a typing pool present in bryant park to hear and record opinions and observations of the public on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.  many people participated and seemed to find it satisfying and therapeutic.  emotion was shown.  those who stopped to talk included a half naked woman in a bow tie and painted on mustache, and actress mary steenburgen.  also, more than a few who had lost people in the twin towers.  my own observation was not very eloquent (though heartfelt!) nor, as one can see, was the typist very highly skilled(!) -(just teasing, typist)- but that's all part of the art, i was told.  i thought it was great!

new yorker coverage here. 

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